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to provide a voice of the world. last week's european council agreed the overall limit on eu spending for the next seven years, starting in 2014. been agreed in the past, spending has gone up, but last week we agreed that spending should come down. by working with like-minded allies, we delivered a real- terms cut in what brussels can spend for the first time in history. as the house knows, the eu budget is negotiated annually, so what we were negotiating -- initially at the council last november and again last week -- was not the individual annual budgets, but rather the overall framework for the next seven years. this includes the overall ceilings on what can be spent -- effectively, the limit on the european union's credit card for the next seven years. during the last negotiation, which covered the period 2007 to 2013, the last government agreed to an 8% increase in the payments ceiling, to 943 billion. put simply, this gave the eu a credit card with a higher limit, and today we are still living with the results of allowing the eu's big spenders to push for more and more spending
the european union. i do going the way of european parliament for an eu able to meet the challenges and you need to come out and say that quite clear as your fellow citizens. mr. president of the republic. [applause] [speaking french] >> translator: i want to thank you for having got the budget treaty ratified in parliament because that's a good sign for europe, but i looked long and hard. i don't see what's happened to your 120 billion euros. where have those billions gone, mr. president? please tell us. we are legislators. and we are men and women of goodwill, but we have a responsibility to our fellow citizens. we get here to talk, teen ago she, you need to know that there are points which we won't give ground on. first of all, there is the question of flexibility. we need to have genuine flexibility in the financial framework between budget alliance and between news. that's how we have managed to run the budget properly in the context of austerity and balanced budget. second, own resource but if the european budget is going to be financed properly, it will allow us to reduce the contrib
measures imposed by the government and greece is relying on the i.m.f., e.u. and european central bank to help it meet the requirements of trying to beat its debt and emerge from the financial crisis. so live pictures there from athens. and researchers in brazil have for the first time managed to document the birth of a rare giant arm dillo. take a look at these pictures. at the right of your screen. after five months trained on a burrough, a remote camera managed to capture the baby and mother on film. organizations from around the world provided cameras for the project and the footage reveals clues about the lives of this mysterious mammal which can be used to aid conservation efforts in the future. so that is the arm dillo there. it seems to be reaching out for something, i think. staying with the animal kingdom, a young royal penguin is receiving treatment after washing up on a beach more than 2,000 kilometers from its home. the penguin was found starving and dehydrated east of wellington. giving you another story on hacking. china says there's no proof its military is behind an in
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